Cobar Heritage Centre & Information Centre - NSW

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DEG: -31.498225 145.842556
DMS: 31º 29' 53.61" S 145º 50' 33.22" E
UTM: 55 J 6514600mN 390079mE
Altitude: 245.61m
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Address & Contact

40 Lewis St
Cobar NSW 2835
Phone: +6126836 2448
Email: cobarmus@bigpond.com
Web: https://www.cobar.nsw.gov.au/tourism/visitor-s-centre

Information

The Great Cobar Heritage Centre is the former Administration Building (circa 1910) of the Great Cobar Copper Mine. The Centre captures the essence of Cobar, housing an outstanding collection of exhibits which date from 1869 to the present day.

Inside the centre an amazing collection of artefacts reveal the extraordinarily diverse local heritage of Cobar. Through the exhibits the rich history inherent in the everyday life of Cobar's pioneers, and the culture of 'making do' becomes apparent.

On ascending the magnificent internal staircase to the first floor, the exhibits focus on mining and pastoral industries - a model woolshed, an operating model of a gold stamper, and a seat at the controls of a massive excavator. The CSA copper mine and the Peak Gold Mine all feature in the comprehensive mining displays. A Special feature on the first floor is the local Aboriginal Ngiyampaa Tribe 'Long Time Comin' exhibit of the famous Mt Grenfell rock caves, complete with traditional artwork. Visitors can view Aboriginal artwork, play a tune on the ironstone xylophone and learn about the unique culture of the Ngiyampaa people. Outside, the colourful exposed rock strata of Cobar's first copper mining site rises from the famous 'open-cut' lake which is formed by the rising water table, The lake surface offers stunning views as it reflects the ever-changing patterns and contrasting shadows.
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Closest Weather Station

Cobar at 17/08:30am EDT
Distance from Cobar Heritage Centre & Information Centre 2.01km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
17.9°C12.7°C25%-2.4°C1018.5hPa0.0mmS15km/hr
8knots
24km/hr
13knots

Closest Climatic Station

Cobar Mo
Distance from Cobar Heritage Centre & Information Centre 2.01km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C34.133.230.025.220.016.515.818.021.926.029.532.5
Mean Min. °C20.520.117.112.88.96.15.06.29.112.615.918.7
Mean Rain mm46.743.835.525.732.528.128.926.725.035.536.436.3

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